National Youth Hostel Associations are umbrella organisations for the hostels within that country.
Many National Youth Hostel Associations are referred to as YHAs and others have alternative names for their association. When booking online you do not need to enter any of your membership details.
Do I have to be a member to book online/stay at a HI hostel?
You do not need to be a member or add your membership details online in order to make your booking.
Contact details can be found using the following link: If you purchased a Hostelling International card over the counter at a hostel, unfortunately these cannot be replaced.
If you purchased an e Membership, you can print it again in your Profile area under the e Membership section. Your e Membership is valid for 12 months from activation and cannot be renewed online.
The prices found online at generally including Hostelling International discount (unless otherwise stated).
For some countries membership is compulsory if you wish to stay in HI Hostels.
HI Hostels operate in more than 90 countries and are continually growing to meet the needs of our customers.
As a member you become part of a global community of travellers just like you and meet people of all nations and cultures, share experiences and friendships. An e Membership is the electronic form of membership to the HI network.
When your e Membership has expired you will need to purchase a new one via